COLLEGE AND CAREER ADVISOR BUDGET TITLE: ACADEMIC COUNSELOR DURATION OF APPT.: 9/1/22 – 8/31/23 PROJECT & LOCATION: Educational Talent Search (ETS) Program – Rochester, NY SALARY RANGE: $34,000 - $36,000 AS DOE DATE TO BE FILLED: ASAP
Function and Scope: The Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals in grades 6-12 from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The goal of Talent Search is to increase the number of youth from disadvantaged backgrounds who complete high school and enroll in and complete their postsecondary education. The College and Career Advisor will be the primary service provider, implementing the operational elements of the grant. The College and Career Advisor reports to the Project Director (PD) and Associate Project Director (APD).
Identify and recruit students who have potential to attend college or post-secondary career training Evaluates the academic needs of each student and connects them with needed services, including educational, career, and financial counseling. Assists with design and implementation of ETS curriculum, including Summer Institute Advises ETS students in academic areas and their professional development Assist with planning, conducting, and arranging travel for field trips to college, cultural, and career site visits and other grant-related activities Documents academic progress of all program participants on Student Access database Maintains student database for assigned Target School Connects students to other services as needed including tutoring, SAT prep, career counseling Reports to APD monthly on activities in assigned Target schools Provides APD with database of students served – updated monthly Promotes the program within Target schools and any recruitment events Communicates regularly with current and prospective students and parents Attends all ETS monthly staff and collaborative partner meetings as needed Tracks alumni where feasible to assist with or assess continued educational attainment Updates PD And APD on changes in Target school student population, expectations or administration Files original student application, and documentation of services in ETS Main Office monthly Submits oral and written reports to APD monthly and for the annual report Attends local and regional professional developmental activities that enhance job performance. Other duties as reasonably assigned by the Project Director or Associate Project Director.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in education, counseling, social/behavior sciences, or related field from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university. Experience working within an urban school district. Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Excel (records management system). Ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Two years' professional experience in academic counseling, advising or teaching in student support programs. Two years' experience working with underrepresented students (educationally under-prepared, low-income, first-generation) 6th – 12th grade student populations. Proven competency in working with potentially at-risk youth. Strong knowledge of Rochester City School District's policies, procedures and administration. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations. Experience working with TRiO Programs. Experience overcoming circumstances of target population.
Preference given to highly qualified persons who are members of groups underrepresented in higher education such as members of racial or ethnic minority groups, or low-income, first generation individuals. This position is a Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) position and is subject to The Research Foundation for SUNY policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of funding.(2) All finalists for this position will be subject to suitable pre-employment background investigation and may include confirmation of credentialing. Offers may not be extended until we receive a positive outcome from the pre-employment background investigation.
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is a private non-profit educational corporation. The RF is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. RF employees are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.
Applicants will not be reimbursed for any travel expenses. (1) Salary based on education and experience. (2) This position is subject to annual review based on performance and the availability of funds. Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability insuance, retirement and generous paid time off. For more information about the RF, check our website at www.rfsuny.org.
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume along with a letter of application and three (3) letters of reference to:
Ms. Barbara Thompson, Project Director Address: Educational Talent Search Program 350 New Campus Drive, Cooper Hall Brockport, NY 14420 Telephone:(585) 395-2367 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, candidates should submit their application by the beginning review date.
Beginning Review Date: August 29, 2022 to insure optimal consideration.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.
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